43 Awesome Upcyled DIY Project Ideas

Upcycled teacup lights for your lady. Use a ceramic drill bit for the holes DIY solar charger from an old Altoids can. Find the DIY guide here: http://www.greenmoxie.com/make-a-solar-charger-from-an-upcycled-altoids-can/ Recycle your old dominoes to make this cool clock Upcycled TV set turned aquarium – what’s not to like? Recycled tire horse swings are cooler and more comfy. Use an old rake to make this upcycled wine glass holder for your bar. Old spoons make up this great upcycled lamp shade. Upcycled PVC pipe periscope – find the DIY here: http://www.greenmoxie.com/cool-diy-toys-you-can-make-with-your-kids

DIY Natural Fly Repellents and Sprays

There isn’t much I don’t love about summer, but the flies do drive me crazy! We live across from a farm, so there’s tons of them to contend with. I don’t want to use chemicals in the house, and fly paper is just gross, so here are some

My Favorite Heat Protectant is….

affiliate link That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 7.2.18 Question of the Week: How do you protect your hair from damage in the summer? Answer: I tend to use my flat iron more in the summer. So any damage I might get is all from heat styling. (I wish it was from the pool or the beach; much more fun!) My favorite heat protectant Living Proof Restore Instant Protection Spray ($27, 5.5.oz) because it not only protects, it leaves my hair super shiny too. Here’s

You Look Great…For Your Age. Umm, Thanks?

press sample affiliate link RoC Retinol Correxion Max Daily Hydration Crème Review Although it’s not commonly seen as one, this is a backhanded compliment: “You look great…for your age.” How many of us have heard that? Ever since entering my late 30’s (and now almost 41) it is something

Why Women Love Tiny Houses

Tiny houses are a way to save money and live a more ecologically friendly lifestyle. Millennials and baby boomers are the largest group of enthusiasts, and among that group, women are the majority. In fact, 55% of tiny-home owners are women, versus the 45% of men who own tiny houses. Part of this reason is that women want to downsize after large life changes, such as becoming

The Tent Buying Cheat Sheet Campers Should Use

A quest to adventure is the driving force of life. Campers enjoy an adventurous time outdoors. If you would like to try out camping, the first thing to do is buy a tent. Last minute shopping for a camping trip and buying a tent in the local supermarket may seem like a great idea. But, the fun would last just until it rains. A cheap tent would fit the bill only when the weather is pristine while a quality tent would last for years. If you are confused with different options available in the market, here is a quick guideline to help you! Basics of buying

Five Wedges You Need for Summer

Anyone looks good in a great pair of wedges. Which is probably why they are so popular right now. I have the shortest legs, like ever, and always wanted gorgeous long model legs. But sadly, they never grew Gisele-style. So, I cheat with gorgeous wedges! Having a great pair of wedges to throw on with any outfit is the perfect accessory for summer. Bonus, they’re way easier to walk in than heels. Check out these five wedges

NYX Eyeshadow Palettes: Big Color, Not Big Price

NYX is really a game changer in the budget beauty industry. The two latest NYX eyeshadow palettes-the Ultimate Multi-Finish Palette and the I Love You So Mochi Palette–are solid competition for expensive brands, both in their color range and formula. The NYX Ultimate Multi-Finish Palette ($20) contains four colors, and each color comes in three finishes (matte, shimmer and metallic). The Ultimate Multi-Finish Palette is available in four different color ranges: Smoke Screen (smokey tones); Sugar High (coral, blush, mauve tones); Warm Rust (warm rustic tones); and Electric (bright tones). I tested the Ultimate Multi-Finish Palette in Electric

Save Money By Learning When To Buy Organic: The New "Dirty Dozen" Plus

Image via WikipediaEating fresh fruits and vegetables is an important part of having a healthy lifestyle; and while no one wants to eat produce that is full of pesticides, most of us are and don’t even realize it. There are many benefits of eating organic food: most importantly, they’re pesticide-free, meaning no pesticides or chemical fertilizers were used to grow it. Unfortunately, organic food almost always costs more than conventionally-grown produce. As I mentioned in my post, “Do You Know When To Buy Organic?”, most of us cannot afford to buy all organic produce; it’s just too expensive, especially in today’s economy. That’s why knowing what’s most

Guest Post: 4 Considerations Before Installing Solar Panels by Tali Wee of Zillow

Practical steps for protecting the planet include recycling, composting, driving a hybrid car and turning the heat down in the wintertime. However, homeowners who wish to be more proactive in the sustainability movement may choose to install solar panels on the roofs of their homes.Solar power is not only environmentally responsible, but also offers monetary incentives to homeowners. As fossil fuels continue to rise

Bug Be Gone DIY Candles with Beeswax

Beeswax is the building block of really great candles. These amazing candles really help to keep the bugs at bay. Enjoy many more hours outside without the pungent overpowering smell of bug spray with this super easy solution. Citronella is great for mosquitoes while peppermint and lemon eucalyptus will send those black flies and horse flies packing. 1/2 lb beeswax (I use the dregs of old soy candles too if I have them) 8 drops citronella oil 8 drops lemon eucalyptus oil 8 drop peppermint oil 1 skewer string jars In two mason jars (I’ve recycled yogurt jars here), grate your old candles or beesewax. Use a skewer to hang a piece of string in the middle of the jar for

Beautiful Tiny House with Pizza Oven cost just $15,000!

When people think of tiny houses they often think of minimalist homes with environmentally friendly amenities. You wouldn’t imagine a pizza oven fitting into one of these homes, which are typically less than 400-square-feet big. Yet this is exactly what Robert and Rebekah Sofia have built into their 221-square-foot home. The couple knew early on that they wanted a space that would be vibrant and fun, while staying within budget. To this end, they planned and used as many reclaimed materials as possible. From corrugated metal

My Summer Beauty Wardrobe; Starring IT Cosmetics, Hourglass and Surratt Beauty

press sample affiliate link That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 5.21.18 Question of the Week: It’s the unofficial start of beach season! What are some of your favorite summer beauty products… Answer: I’ve got a new summer beauty wardrobe that I don’t see leaving my face all summer long… • The new IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Bronzer ($30) adds a luminous, light bronzy sheen to your skin and smells like coconut! And like the entire Bye Bye Pores line, it really does soften pores a TON. • Surratt Beauty Prismatique Lipstick in Haute Monde ($36) is the summer lipstick

Looking for a Lightweight Moisturizer with Major Results? Look No Further…

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Artist Builds Glass Tiny House that Dreams are Made of Deep in the Woods

Neile Cooper has created a thing of breathtaking beauty in the woods behind her house in Mohawk, New Jersey. When she needed a reading room and studio, this talented artist and jewelry maker did what she she does best. Crafted from old windows and handmade glass panels, this cabin deep in the lush woods is just stunning. The frame of the cabin was created from lumber and filled in with old, repurposed windows. The

Pat McGrath Labs is Worth. Every. SINGLE. Penny

That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 5.7.18 Question of the Week: What’s the most expensive eye shadow palette you own, and is it worth it? Answer: It’s the beauty shown here, Pat McGrath Labs Mothership IV Eyeshadow Palette in Decadence. At $125, it’s a big splurge. But this is palette perfection! The pigment is off the charts,

Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine Lip Gloss: Swatches of all 20 Shades

press sample affiliate link Glosses that Dance to the Beat of Every Drummer Is there anything more fun than lip gloss? Not for me. Not right now. Why? Because new to the scene is Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine lip gloss in twenty colors and four finishes (at a totally reasonable $20 a piece), and we got to swatch and try all of them. Paaarrr-taay! We all know that Urban Decay is the patron saint of makeup glitter and funky colors, as well as the creator of the uber-popular Naked palettes, So while fun and funk is abound, there is always something

Yummy and Healthy Avocado Dip

Avocados are a creative way to increase your fruit intake during the fall and winter months. You can add them to almost any dish. Avocados contain about 8% of your recommended daily value of fiberPhoto Credit: Elena White @lifethegreenwayper serving. Dietary fiber from fruits, as a part of an overall healthy diet, can

5 Things you Didn’t Know you Could Cook on a Campfire for Cinco de Mayo

If you are celebrating Cinco de Mayo in the great outdoors, you’ll need to fuel your fun. But campfire dinners don’t need to be an impossibly orange blob of dehydrated mac and cheese or a gloopy ‘just add water’ mystery dinner. You should be eating like king and enjoying delicious Mexican campfire meals that make memories and taste so much better when enjoyed with friends. Camping Breakfast Burrito 4 Eggs 4 Tbsp. oil 1 Avocado (sliced) 1 Onion sliced 1 Chorizo sausage (thinly

How Cricket is Combating Climate Change

A recent study by the Climate Coalition, England’s largest climate change action group, tapped cricket as being the sport most affected by climate change. It found that “wetter winters and more intense summer downpours are disrupting the game at every level”. Glamorgan Head of Operations Dan Cherry, agreed that inclement weather could “fundamentally change the game”. “The less cricket we play, the fewer people will watch it, the less they will come to the ground and pay to enter, the less chance there is for young people to be inspired,&#

A Safe Haven for our Youth

Toronto’s homeless youth are at record levels. In the city, and across Canada, these numbers are rising. Eva’s Initiatives for Homeless Youth is an innovative shelter fighting this crisis. Its model may be what saves our vulnerable youth. By Jarrett Hasson Photo credit: Eva's Initiatives / LGA Architectural Partners and Ben Rahn/A-Frame It is 8:30 a.m. on a weekday in a non-descript building in downtown Toronto. As still and plain as the building appears from outside, a breathtaking scene is unfolding inside.read more

It’s an Oldie, but a Goodie: My Favorite Liquid Lipstick

affiliate link That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 4.30.18 Question of the Week: What’s your favorite brand of liquid lipstick and why? Answer: I come back to Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick ($22) almost every time! Here it is in Beso, the most lush, pure matte red EVER. This formula is everything you want in a liquid lipstick: long wearing (it stays put until you remove it) yet comfortable, (your lips don’t end up feeling like the Sahara in an hour). Here’s what was up with the League last week… Blushing Noir – You NEED to check out the new Too Faced Natural Eyes Eyeshadow Palette. Without giving too much

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Foundation: swatches of all 12 shades

press sample affiliate link What’s your shade? IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Foundation swatches If IT Cosmetics had a cheerleading squad, I could be team captain. I get bubbly with happiness when I hear about a new release, and love pretty much everything the brand does. Even though I already own a bounty of IT’s face products, I’m giving a big “YAY team!” to its brand new Bye Bye Foundation release, which expands the color range to 12 versatile shades. IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Foundation ($39.50, 1fl oz.) is what it calls a